Is It Better To Rake The Leaves Or Mulch Them Into Lawn?

Fall is here, and soon all the leaves will be off the trees. Those trees that we love so much in the summer can now seem like a giant pain. Removing the leaves from your yard is a time-consuming process, especially if your yard is dominated by towering shade trees. These days when we are so busy, it can be difficult to find time to rake up all these leaves. Some believe that you must remove leaves to keep your lawn healthy, while others state that all you need to do is pulverize those leaves into nutrient-rich mulch. Here’s some information to help you decide what’s right for you and your lawn. 

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Put Your Patio To Use This Fall

Fall is a time to embrace the outdoors. The wonderful, brisk weather invites people to appreciate cooler temperatures. One place to fully appreciate great weather is right in one’s backyard. A well-designed patio is ideal for use all year long. When the cooler weather comes along, now is the time to think about making small changes. Small changes make it easy for the homeowner to lounge outside in the crisp air with a cup of hot cider as they welcome guests to their home.

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Small Spaces Can Have the Most Dramatic Transformations

Do you have an empty front or back yard with a vision in your head of what you wish it could look like? Maybe you have ideas of what you want but you assume there’s just not enough space, but you would be surprised by the endless amount of possibilities that can come from just a small area. Many people look at a small space on their property and believe that there’s just no room to put anything, but with just a touch of planning and creativity you can make your dreams a reality in no time.

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When Not to Water and How to Know When It’s Time

Plants vary widely in their water requirements and the amount of water needed depends on a number of factors: the type of plant, the stage of growth, if it is established or a recent transplant, soil type, weather and time of year. The first thing most of us do when we see our plants drooping, is to rush out and give them a drink. However, a thirsty plant and one that is suffering from overwatering both droop, wilt, and look generally unhappy. How to tell the difference? It all comes down to roots and soil.

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Methods to Protect your Garden from June Bugs

As a gardener, you understand that while your flowers may bloom beautifully in the spring and summer, your garden is actually a war zone. There’s a constant struggle in keeping your plants thriving instead of succumbing to the hungry mouths of certain insects and animals. One particular menace tends to rear its ugly head during the May and June months. It is appropriately called the June Bug. While there are multiple variations of the June Bug, they all more or less belong to the same beetle family that hails from the scarab. These annoying critters can severely damage your plants, so this article will cover a few methods on how you can keep your garden free from their destructive campaign.

 

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Winterburn on Your Lawn

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While it is known for hurting evergreens, it can also do extensive damage to your lawn during very cold weather. Without swift help, winterburn can lead to irreversible lawn damage, costly repairs and poor aesthetics in your yard. Understanding the basics of this common problem can help you avoid it in the future or learn how to treat it if it has happened to you this spring.

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The Importance of Hardscaping for Outdoor Spaces

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Hardscaping is an essential part of creating the ideal outdoor space. This attractive feature of landscaping offers both flexibility and aesthetically pleasing designs. In fact, there are several ways people can utilize hardscaping to meet the specific goals they have created for their outdoor space. While vegetation is also important to consider, hardscaping is an excellent way to develop your outdoor space. Hardscaping offers landscaping solutions that are both appealing and functional. It allows for the creation of spaces that serve a purpose and are pleasing to the eye. In this sense, hardscaping has the beneficial quality of accounting for both form and function.

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From Chaos to Curb Appeal

curb appealHumankind loves to live among beautiful things, and this love by no means excludes the exteriors of our homes. Most homeowners try to make their lawns attractive with plants and trees, but unless they have a grasp of perspective and harmony, they will have a difficult time achieving true curb appeal. This may sound daunting, but it is by no means hard to make your house and lawn look well from the street if you take a few key details into consideration.

The pivot of the entire effect is your house itself. A lawn should blend with and enhance the house so that rather than presenting itself as a separate object, it joins with the house to form a cohesive unit. One way of doing this is by color.

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